Discover the latest astronomy news about Swinburne’s research and expertise.
Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed
Mon 19 Jan 2015
Using CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope, a Swinburne student has discovered a short, sharp flash of radio waves up to 5.5 billion light years from Earth.
Gravitational wave discovery still clouded by galactic dust
Mon 05 Jan 2015
New data reveals no evidence of gravitational waves in the early universe.
Swinburne astronomy alumnus named NSW Young Tall Poppy
Mon 17 Nov 2014
Astronomy alumnus Dr Lee Spitler has been recognised among New South Wales’ best young scientists at the 2014 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.
Historic landing on a comet
Wed 12 Nov 2014
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will attempt to make soft landing on comet.
On Interstellar and 'real physics'
Mon 10 Nov 2014
Blockbuster movie Interstellar "went half way towards physics realism," says Swinburne Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Matthew Bailes.
Rocket explodes just seconds after launch
Wed 29 Oct 2014
An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket has exploded seconds into a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Australia and Asia perfectly placed for last Lunar Eclipse of 2014
Thu 02 Oct 2014
Swinburne astronomer Dr Alan Duffy describes key aspects of next Wednesday's lunar eclipse.
3D IMAX film Hidden Universe recognised at KCA research commercialisation awards
Fri 19 Sep 2014
Celebrating Australian innovators translating knowledge and research into business.
Huge solar storms to hit Earth this weekend
Fri 12 Sep 2014
This weekend two large solar flares will arrive in quick succession.
Higgs will not destroy the Universe
Tue 09 Sep 2014
Dr Alan Duffy comments on Professor Stephen Hawking's claim that the Higgs Boson - the so-called 'God' particle - may destroy the Universe.